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Alma Morgenthau

Birthdate: (66)
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, Kings County, NY, USA
Death: Died in NY, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Henry Morgenthau, Sr. and Josephine Morgenthau
Wife of Paul Lester Wiener, Sr. and Paul Lester Weiner
Ex-wife of Maurice Wertheim
Mother of Josephine Wertheim; Barbara Wertheim Tuchman and Anne Rebe Wertheim
Sister of Helen Fox; Henry Morgenthau, Jr., U.S. Secretary of the Treasury and Ruth Naumburg> Knight

Managed by: Richard (Rick) Gary Simon
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About Alma Morgenthau

The Jewish Chronicle - page 9 January 1, 1954 London, England, United Kingdom


The death occurred in New York on Friday, at the age of 66, of Mrs. Alma Morgenthau; a leading patron of the arts, especially music, Writes our NEW York CORRESPONDENT. She encouraged contemporary composers "by commissioning their works, and in recent years she extended her interests musical development of Israel. After a visit to that country, she founded an organization there to publish the works of contemporary Israeli composers. This year she helped to organize the archaeological exhibition – “From the Land of the Bible," held in New York and other cities.

Mrs. Morgenthau, whose two marriages ended in divorce, was the daughter of the late Henry Morgenthau, who served as Ambassador to Turkey, and sister of the former Secretary of the U.S.A. Treasury.

  • *** Per obits in the US - Mrs. Morgenthau took back her maiden name after he 1st divorce, from Mr. Maurice Wertheim.
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Alma Morgenthau's Timeline

October 8, 1887
New York City, Kings County, NY, USA
October 2, 1910
Age 22
New York, New York, United States
January 30, 1912
Age 24
New York, New York, United States
April 20, 1914
Age 26
December 25, 1953
Age 66